Throughout summer months, the park hosts a number of free public events such as beach bonfires, the annual urban island beach party, bird and plant hikes, children’s fishing clinics, family nights, art in the park and educational discussions. Check the calendar frequently for upcoming programs!
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Free Fishing Weekend-Kids Fishing Saturday (Meet at Fishing Dock)
June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Come celebrate Free Fishing Weekend by bringing your kids out to try panfishing! The lagoon is home to sunfish, bluegills, and other panfish that are easy to catch. The park will provide poles and bait for up to 20 children up to age 16. Feel free to join in if extra poles are available, since no fishing license is required for Free Fishing Weekend!
Free. All Ages.
Free Fishing Weekend runs 6/2-6/3 if you plan on fishing at other times.
Dogs are welcome at our public events, as long as they are in compliance with the park rule of being on a leash no longer than 8’ in length. As a reminder to all visitors, no alcohol is allowed in the park (with the exception of on-site purchase of beer at the Urban Island Beach Party). It is typically more windy and cool by the lake during our events, so please dress accordingly.
Free parking is available at the south entrance by following Erie St to the park access road along the Milwaukee Harbor and behind Summerfest’s American Family Amphitheater. Limited 3-hour free parking is available along N Harbor Drive and Clybourn St near Discovery World (portions of this may be closed during festival dates). Paid parking is available at the O’Donnell parking structure on Michigan St.
To RSVP for the event, please visit our Friends’ Facebook page at: https://bit.ly/2GUe4J1. If you do not have Facebook, please email email@example.com to let us know you will be attending. Hope to see you there!